Liverpool fans need to be watching the academy keenly, there is plenty to be excited about in the youth setup. The Reds have been buying up exciting youngsters in recent seasons and the strategy is paying dividends. Liverpool U23s’ team sheet this weekend has all but confirmed Kaide Gordon will make his debut against Norwich City.
The Reds’ youth recruitment in recent years has been ambitious.
Liverpool have bought Harvey Elliott from Fulham amid competition from Europe’s top clubs.
A year later Melkamu Frauendorf, Mateusz Musiałowski and Marcelo Pitaluga arrived.
However, the January arrival of Kaide Gordon could prove the bargain of the bunch.
The 16-year-old has already tasted senior football with Derby County and has impressed in the academy as well as during pre-season with the senior side.
Kaide Gordon debut v Norwich City confirmed?
This weekend Liverpool U23s took on Leeds United U23s.
The Reds didn’t name their 16-year-old boy wonder in the squad at all.
The decision surely confirms Kaide Gordon is set for his debut against Norwich City.
We’ve been expecting the teenager to make his bow in the EFL Cup tie but the U23s’ selection seems to have confirmed our suspicions.
What RTK has to say
This is a massive moment for the lad and for the club as a whole.
If Gordon shows that he can do it against top flight opposition then he could be a useful backup option later this season.
When the AFCON comes around we’re going to need all the help we can get, a teenage sensation could come in handy.